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#3132776 - 01/21/13 08:53 AM Re: Beech trees going down [Re: RiverRat213]
diamond hunter
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Great idea,kinda what I wanted to do when a forester comes and to identify other lessdesirable trees.BTW does anyone think think we should save some of the larger more maature actually good looking beech just for the turkeys and overall forest beauty of just wack them all?Maybe leave 1 or 2 per acre literally for seed? Another question,would it benefit me to plant a loblolly in those treetops every little bit just to create even better bedding there? These beech trees that im cutting are in my strict sanctuary and here I go walking through it trying to make it better.
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#3132824 - 01/21/13 09:27 AM Re: Beech trees going down [Re: RiverRat213]
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 Originally Posted By: RiverRat213
Ive found that instead of killing myself all winter its easier to get a few rolls of flagging and take the kids on a nature walk and teach them what beevh are and mark them all that way if my cutting efforts get postponed due to work of honey do's i can get after them during the summer months as well with less effort in locating them. Just my 50 cents worth
Do it how you like,but I would rather do any chainsaw work when its cold as opposed to hot.
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#3133048 - 01/21/13 12:52 PM Re: Beech trees going down [Re: diamond hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: diamond hunter
Great idea,kinda what I wanted to do when a forester comes and to identify other lessdesirable trees.BTW does anyone think think we should save some of the larger more maature actually good looking beech just for the turkeys and overall forest beauty of just wack them all?Maybe leave 1 or 2 per acre literally for seed? Another question,would it benefit me to plant a loblolly in those treetops every little bit just to create even better bedding there? These beech trees that im cutting are in my strict sanctuary and here I go walking through it trying to make it better.


i planned on leaving some of my more mature beech trees for that reason.. Really planned on going through my property and whacking any tree less than 12-16" in diameter. I have several beeches that are almost 4ft in diameter..

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#3133061 - 01/21/13 01:08 PM Re: Beech trees going down [Re: diamond hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: diamond hunter
Great idea,kinda what I wanted to do when a forester comes and to identify other lessdesirable trees.BTW does anyone think think we should save some of the larger more maature actually good looking beech just for the turkeys and overall forest beauty of just wack them all?Maybe leave 1 or 2 per acre literally for seed? Another question,would it benefit me to plant a loblolly in those treetops every little bit just to create even better bedding there? These beech trees that im cutting are in my strict sanctuary and here I go walking through it trying to make it better.


I only whack a bunch of beeches in two situations: 1) near some of my hunting set-ups I cut down all the small, young beeches that are greatly obscuring visibility (but not the mature trees); and 2) I cut the vast majority of beeches--young and old--in areas I have had heavily thinned through commercial logging. Not only do the mature trees block a huge amount of sunlight from hitting the ground (a single mature beech can shade a 1/4 to a 1/2 acre), but the young beeches will dominate the regrowth in the canopy-opened area if I don't remove them (I am trying to maximize oak regeneration in these heavily thinned areas).
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#3133285 - 01/21/13 04:21 PM Re: Beech trees going down [Re: treefarmer]
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 Originally Posted By: treefarmer
Beech are of value if not hollow and are large enough for railroad cross ties so if you are planning a timber sale soon, leave them for sale. Cross ties don't bring a lot, but better than pulpwood prices.
x1000! They bring 30 cents a board foot.


Edited by timberjack86 (01/21/13 04:21 PM)
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#3133371 - 01/21/13 05:29 PM Re: Beech trees going down [Re: timberjack86]
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 Originally Posted By: timberjack86
 Originally Posted By: treefarmer
Beech are of value if not hollow and are large enough for railroad cross ties so if you are planning a timber sale soon, leave them for sale. Cross ties don't bring a lot, but better than pulpwood prices.
x1000! They bring 30 cents a board foot.


I have so much Mountain Chestnut Oak that is used for cross-ties that I really don't need to worry about saving the few beeches that aren't hollow. In fact, on south-facing slopes, Mountain Chestnut Oak is the only tree I have with any value at all (besides chip/pulp).
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#3133378 - 01/21/13 05:33 PM Re: Beech trees going down [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: timberjack86
 Originally Posted By: treefarmer
Beech are of value if not hollow and are large enough for railroad cross ties so if you are planning a timber sale soon, leave them for sale. Cross ties don't bring a lot, but better than pulpwood prices.
x1000! They bring 30 cents a board foot.


I have so much Mountain Chestnut Oak that is used for cross-ties that I really don't need to worry about saving the few beeches that aren't hollow. In fact, on south-facing slopes, Mountain Chestnut Oak is the only tree I have with any value at all (besides chip/pulp).
Hey bsk if you keep up with prices sometimes mountain chestnut oak can reach prices equal to good whiteoak logs. I have sold it for 90 cents to $1 a foot board feet. That sure beats 40 cents a board foot for cross ties.
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#3133385 - 01/21/13 05:37 PM Re: Beech trees going down [Re: RiverRat213]
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if ya just wanna cut trees, i got a few horse apple trees that need to come down,,,,,,,just saying,
cause if you come do it, I wont have to ,,,,,,
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#3133675 - 01/21/13 08:08 PM Re: Beech trees going down [Re: brmaster]
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the tracts of land that we lease,the loggers never touched the first beech tree
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#3133755 - 01/21/13 08:55 PM Re: Beech trees going down [Re: RiverRat213]
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Is that an oak tree laying in front of it?
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